B.S. in Materials Engineering

Materials Engineers design, characterize and manufacture the "stuff" of our everyday world. Semiconductors, metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites are examples of the materials used to make everything around you - from your computer to the chair you are sitting in, from artificial body parts to the skin of the space shuttle. Materials scientists and engineers work in nanotechnology, biotechnology, aerospace, alternative energy, microelectronics and virtually every industry sector.

Our undergraduate program prepares students to enter the materials engineering profession in a variety of industries. The curriculum provides specialized training that builds on science and mathematical fundamentals and engineering principles.Students study various classes of materials, including metals,polymers,ceramics, and composites and the interrelationships between materials structure, properties, processing and performance. The curriculum also stresses the roles of design, development and process engineering. 

Major areas of study are the relationships between materials' structure, properties, processing, and performance. The MatE programs stress the roles of design, development, and process engineering, and also prepare the exceptional student for research and graduate study. The Department has excellent laboratory facilities for courses and student research.

ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

The BS program in Materials Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


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Curriculum Overview

BS in Materials Engineering in the SJSU Catalog

Approved Technical Electives for Materials Engineering Students [pdf]

Minor in Materials Science Engineering

Learning Outcomes

BS Materials Engineering Enrollment History

BS Materials Engineering Graduation and Retention Statistics